Commonwealth Community Care

A clinical affiliate of Commonwealth Care Alliance | Formerly Boston's Community Medical Group

Care Centers
Boston

Commonwealth Community Care

One Boston Medical Center Place
Dowling North, Suite 5108
Boston, MA 02118

Contact Information

Voice: 617-638-7062
Emergencies call above number 24 hours a day
TTY: 617-638-7053
Toll Free: 800-442-0520
Fax: 617-638-7075

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Service Area

Abington
Arlington
Avon
Belmont
Boston
Braintree
Bridgewater
Brockton
Brookline
Burlington
Cambridge
Canton
Carver
Chelsea
Cohasset
Dedham
Duxbury
East Bridgewater
Everett
Halifax
Hanover
Hanson
Hingham
Holbrook
Hull
Kingston
Lexington
Lynn
Lynnfield
Malden
Marshfield
Medford
Melrose
Middleborough
Milton
Nahant
Needham
Newton
Norwell
Norwood
Pembroke
Plymouth
Plympton
Quincy
Randolph
Reading
Revere
Rochester
Rockland
Saugus
Scituate
Sharon
Somerville
Stoneham
Stoughton
Swampscott
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Wellesley
West Bridgewater
Weston
Westwood
Weymouth
Whitman
Winchester
Winthrop
Woburn

Physicians

Commonwealth Community Care physicians are internal medicine and disability specialists who provide regular examinations, home visits when needed, management and coordination of care in emergencies and in the hospital, consultation with specialists, and medical consultation to the primary care team.

Shaun Austin, MD

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  • Position: Primary Care Physician and Hospitalist
  • Certification: Family Practice
  • Education: MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Residency: Boston University, BMC Department of Family Medicine
  • Special Interests: Primary Care, Inpatient Care, Homelessness, Mental Illness, Addiction Services

Susan Biener-Bergman, MD

Susan-Biener-Bergman
  • Position: Physician
  • Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Education: AB with Honors, Brown University; MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Tufts New England Medical Center
  • Special Interests: Spinal Cord Injury, degenerative neurological conditions, women with disabilities, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy

Marilyn Clark, MD


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  • Position: Physician
  • Certification: Internal Medicine

  • Education: BA, Wellesley College
MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Residency: Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA
  • Special Interests: Primary care, special needs adults

Marc Emmerich, MD

Marc Emmerich, MD
  • Position: Physician
  • Certification: Internal Medicine
  • Education: Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital, Elmhurst NY; Salem Hospital, Salem, MA (Post residency: Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA)
  • Special Interests: Primary care, developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities, neurobehavioral issues

Deborah Dreyfus, MD

Deborah Dreyfus, MD
  • Position: Physician, Family Medicine Fellow, Boston University Medical Campus Primary Care (GIM/FM) Academic Fellowship Program
  • Certification: Family Medicine
  • Education: BA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    MD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
  • Residency: University of Wisconsin-Madison Family Medicine Residency Program (Post Residency: Academic Fellowship, Boston University (current))
  • Special Interests: Primary care, developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities, women’s health

John Loughnane, MD

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  • Position: Physician, Medical Director
  • Certification: Family Practice, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
  • Education: MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Residency: University of Washington, Seattle
  • Special Interests: Inpatient Care, End of Life Care

Robert Master, MD

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  • Position: Physician, Chief Medical Officer
  • Certification: Internal Medicine
  • Education: BA, Colby College; MD, New York Medical College
  • Residency: Metropolitan Hospital Medical Center, New York; Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Special Interests: Primary care, disability, health care policy

Nurse Practitioners / Physician Assistants

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are your primary care clinicians and provide routine home or office visits for ongoing health issues, prompt intervention for new symptoms or problems, preventive health care and education, support and advocacy. The NPs or PAs coordinate all primary care and community services, and consultations with specialists.

Peg Ackerman, DNP, ANP-C, GNP-C, ADM-C

Peg Ackerman
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Director of ICO Programs
  • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BS in Nursing, Salem University; MS in Administration, Hunter College; DNP, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Special Interests: Geriatric, Diabetes and Psychiatric Care

Vera Belitsky, MSN, FNP-BC

Vera Belitsky, NP
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BA, Tufts University; MS in Nursing, Yale School of Nursing
  • Special Interests: Primary care, community health, underserved populations, complementary and alternative therapies

Sigrid Bergenstein, MSN, FNP-BC

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  • Position: Nurse Practitioner

  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, Wound Care Certified

  • Education: MS in Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Special Interests: Primary care, Disabilities

Svetlana Borochin, MSN, FNP-BC

Svetlana Borochin
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BA in Sociology and Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst; BS in Nursing, MS in Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Special Interests: Family primary care and underserved populations

Lourdnie Burns, MSN, FNP-C

Lourdnie Burns
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BA, Tufts University; MSN in Nursing, Regis College
  • Special Interests: Dementias, multiple sclerosis, low income populations, migraines, hypertension, diabetes

Saneeyyah Carter, RN

Saneeyyah Carter
  • Position: Registered Nurse
  • Certification: Registered Nurse
  • Education: AS in Nursing, Quincy College
  • Special Interests: Women's Health, Healthcare Disparities

Jiyin (Jeannie) Chou, MSN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

Jeannie Chou
  • Position: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Team Leader
  • Certification: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst; MS in Nursing, Yale University
  • Special Interests: Geriatrics, primary care

Chelsea Cote, RN

  • Position: Registered Nurse
  • Certification: Registered Nurse
  • Education: BS in Nursing, Fitchburg State University
  • Special Interests: Mental health, diabetes

Nina Diggs, MSN, ANP-BC

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  • Position: Nurse Practitioner, CMMI Program
  • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: MS in Nursing, Simmons College; BS in Nursing, Simmons College
  • Special Interests: Primary Care, Geriatrics

LilJana Lora Etienne, MSN, NP-C

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  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: MS and BS in Nursing, Regis College
  • Special Interests: Women's Health, Primary Care

Taryn Faro, MSN, FNP-BC

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  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: MS Nursing, Simmons College, BS, Health Science, Merrimack College
  • Special Interests: Primary Care, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health

Kate Felicio, MSN, NP-C

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  • Position: Nurse Practitioner, Team Leader
  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: MS and BS in Nursing from Regis College

Laila S. Fiero, MMSc, PA-C

Laila Fiero, PA
  • Position: Physician Assistant
  • Certification: Certified Physician Assistant
  • Education: BS, William Smith College; MS in Medical Science, Emory University
  • Special Interests: Primary care, mental illness, underserved populations

Mary Glover, MSN, ANP-BC

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  • Position: Nurse Practitioner, Executive Director
  • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BS in Nursing, St. Anselm College
    MS in Nursing, Boston University
  • Special Interests: Primary care; disability

Kimberly Hartgrove, RN

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  • Position: Registered Nurse
  • Certification: Registered Nurse
  • Education: AS in Nursing, Massasoit Community College

Keona Lemons, MS, FNP-C

Keona Lemons, NP
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: MS in Nursing, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Services

Nina Lev, PA-C

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  • Position: Physician Assistant
  • Certification: Physician Assistant
  • Education: BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    Physician Assistant Program, Northeastern University
    MPH, concentration in epidemiology, Boston University, Boston, MA

    Post Graduate Fellowship in Community Oriented Primary Care
  • Special Interests: Primary care, disability

Theresa Lovejoy, PMHNP-BC

  • Position: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: MS in Nursing, Regis College; BS in Nursing, Emmanuel College; Diploma in Nursing, New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing
  • Special Interests: Mental health, substance abuse

Matthew J. Lyman, LICSW, ANP-BC

Matthew Lyman
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Education: MSW, Boston College; MS in Nursing, UMass Worcester

Sophonia Lucien, BS, RN

Sophonia-Lucien
  • Position: RN Care Coordinator
  • Education: BSN Curry College, ASN Bunker Hill Community College
  • Special Interests: Primary Care; Adult Medicine

Carine Luxama, MSN, ANP-BC

Carine Luxama
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner, Team Leader
  • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BA in Sociology, Brandeis University
    Masters in Adult/Women's Health Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professionals
  • Special Interests: Women's Health

Evelyne Malfroy-Camine, MSN, AGNP-BC

Evelyne Malfroy-Camine, NP
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: M.S. and B.S. in Nursing, University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Special Interests: Mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse

Alexandra McCaffrey, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC

Alexandra McCaffrey
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BS and MS in Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Special Interests: Primary care, underserved populations

Julia McGunigle, RN

Julia McGunigle
  • Position: Registered Nurse
  • Certification: Registered Nurse
  • Education: B.S. in Nursing, Quincy College School of Nursing

Nadege Momplaisir, MSN, ANP-BC

Nadege Momplaisir
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: MS and BS in Nursing, Northeastern University; BS in Biology and Business Administration, UMass-Dartmouth

Yumiko Murai, MSN, MSW, FNP-C

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  • Position: Nurse Practitioner, CMMI Program
  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: MS in Nursing, Boston College; MSW, Boston College; BA in International Relations, International Christian University
  • Special Interests: Health disparity, Primary Care for Underserved Population

Kimberly A. Newton, MS, PA-C

Kim Newton, PA
  • Position: Physician Assistant
  • Certification: Certified Physician Assistant
  • Education: B.A., Hampshire College; M.S., Northeastern University
  • Special Interests: Geriatrics, mental illness, chronic disease management

Joan Robles, MSN, ANP-BC

Joan Robles
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner, CMMI Program
  • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: MS in Nursing, Northeastern University; BA in International Affairs, Northeastern University
  • Special Interests: Community Health Education, Social Justice, Patient Advocacy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Cara Russo, MSN, FNP-C

Cara Russo, NP
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BA in Public Health, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; BS and MS in Nursing, Regis College
  • Special Interests: Public health, primary care, community-based practice, complementary and alternative therapies

Samara Shiromani, MSN, FNP-C

Samara Shiromani
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Education: BA in Psychology, Boston University; MS in Nursing, Simmons College
  • Special Interests: Primary care, disabilities, chronic disease management

Wendy Skelton, MS, PA-C

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  • Position: Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Certification: Physician Assistant
  • Education: BA in Psychology, Dartmouth College
    MS, Physician Assistant Studies University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Special Interests: Primary Care; Disabilities

Vadra Ward Tabb, MSN, ANP-BC

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  • Position: Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Certification: Adult Primary Care
  • Education: BS, Political Science and Public Administration; Northeastern University, AD, Nursing, Bunker Hill Community College; MS, Nursing, Northeastern University
  • Special Interests: Adult Primary Care, Community Health Education

Michael Tenenbaum, MSN, ANP-BC

Michael-Tenenbaum
  • Position: Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification: Adult Primary Care
  • Education: BS and MS in Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, M.Ed. Counseling Psychology, Cambridge College, AS Respiratory Therapy
  • Special Interests: Primary Care, Disability, Respiratory Care

Rosemary Vega, BSN, RN

Rosemary Vega
  • Position: RN Care Coordinator
  • Certification: Registered Nurse; Certified Reiki Practitioner
  • Education: BS in Nursing, Salem State College
  • Special Interests: Acute Rehabilitation, Alternative Medicine

Behavioral Health / Social Work Support

The behavioral health team includes behavioral health specialists and social workers. The team collaborates with our primary care clinicians to address the emotional and behavioral health issues confronting patients. Social workers help with housing, family issues, and access to services. Behavioral health specialists coordinate treatment for issues such as depression, trauma, and anxiety.

Susanna Daniel, LICSW

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  • Position: Behavioral Health Manager
  • Certification: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Education: BA in Psychology, Gordon College; MSW Salem State
  • Special Interests: Individual treatment with medically complex/disabled and elderly population

Debra Lyons

Debra Lyons
  • Position: Behavioral Health Support Coordinator
  • Education: BS in Psychology, Salem State College; M Ed in Psychological Studies, Cambridge College; Certificate in Applied Neuroscience, Cambridge College; Certificate in Neurodevelopmental Approach in Education, Plymouth State University
  • Special Interests: Assessing individuals with disabilities and behavioral health needs from a Neurodevelopmental approach. Neurofeedback provider.

Patricia “Paddy” McDonald, PHM, CPO, C3P

Patricia McDonald
  • Position: Housing Specialist
  • Certification: NAHRO-certified Public Housing Manager, NAHMA-certified Certified Professional of Occupancy, Spectrum-certified Credit Compliance Professional
  • Education: Over 25 years of affordable housing management experience, including Director of Management for the Somerville Housing Authority and Lowell Housing Authority
  • Special Interests: Housing, legal

Stephanie Morrissey

Stephanie Morrissey
  • Position: Health Outreach Worker
  • Certification: Certified Reiki Healer; Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management Leader
  • Education: BBA, Suffolk University
  • Special Interests: Holistic health, nutrition and alternative healing

Nancy Powell, LICSW

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  • Position: Manager of Long Term Services and Supports
  • Certification: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Education: BA, Albertus Magnus College; MSW, Boston University
  • Special Interests: Disability, housing, insurance and financial issues

Elizabeth S. Rivera

Elizabeth S. Rivera
  • Position: Medical Outreach Worker
  • Education: Medical Assistant, Lincoln Technical Institute, Somerville

Rochelle Rivera

Rochelle Rivera
  • Position: Health Outreach Worker

Elizabeth Tucker

Elizabeth Tucker
  • Position: Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Certification: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Education: BSW and MSW, Wheelock College
  • Special Interests: Individual treatment with medically complex, disabled and elderly population

Tanya Valente

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  • Position: Social Services Support Specialist
  • Education: BA in Psychology, Merrimack College; AS in Radiologic Technology, North Shore Community College

Physical / Occupational Therapists

Physical and Occupational Therapists provide home assessments and therapy as needed including instruction to personal care attendants and other caretakers at the patient’s request, and consultation with hospital physical therapy programs, seating clinics, and durable medical equipment vendors.

Anne Boyle, OT

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  • Position: Occupational Therapist
  • Certification: Occupational Therapist
  • Education: BS Occupational Therapy, University of New England, Biddeford, ME
  • Special Interests: Disability, SCI, wheelchair seating and positioning

Maryann Girardi, PT, DPT, APT

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  • Position: Manager of Rehabilitation Services
  • Certification: Assistive Technology Practitioner, RESNA
  • Education: BS Physical Therapy, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, DPT Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Special Interests: Seating and wheeled mobility

Anne Kearns, PT

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  • Position: Physical Therapist
  • Education: BS in Physical Therapy, Ithaca College
  • Special Interests: Wheelchair seating and positioning

Michelle Piro, MSPT, APT

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  • Position: Physical Therapist
  • Certification: Assistive Technology Practitioner, RESNA, Pediatric, NDTA
  • Education: BS in Human Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    MS in Physical Therapy, Boston University/Sargent College, Boston, MA
  • Special Interests: Seating, mobility, positioning, pediatrics

Kim Zimmerman, OTR/L

Kim-Zimmerman
  • Position: Occupational Therapist
  • Certification: Occupational Therapist
  • Education: BS Occupational Therapy, Utica College of Syracuse University
  • Special Interests: Integrative and holistic manual therapies, seating and positioning, spinal cord injuries

Durable Medical Equipment Staff

The Durable Medical Equipment team works behind the scenes to coordinate and arrange for all your home medical equipment and supplies. Their commitment to customer service and extensive product knowledge ensures that medically appropriate equipment and supplies are delivered in a timely fashion.

Mary Harris

Rosalyn Flores

Administrative Staff

Commonwealth Community Care’s administrative team plays a vital role in ensuring that patients receive accessible, high quality health care by working closely with each other and our clinicians. Whether coordinating specialty referrals, arranging for transportation or refilling medication requests, they are dedicated to providing individual care and attention.

Commonwealth Community Care administrative services can be reached at our main number: 617-638-7062 (Toll free  800-442-0520, TTY 617-638-7053).

Cornelia Chalas

Vanessa Claudio

Susan Deangelo

Karen Doherty

Michelle Otero

Nancy Pierre

Michelle SanGiuliano

Shirley Simmons

  • Position: Office Assistant

Rosemary Sumadi

Janet Weigel

Commonwealth Community Care, Boston

One Boston Medical Center Place
Dowling North, Suite 5108
Boston, MA 02118

Directions

http://bmc.org/patients/directions

Transportation Resources

MART (Metro Boston) 866-834-9991
The Ride (MBTA) 617-222-5123
Boston Cab 617-536-5010
Green Cab Company 617-628-1081
Cataldo Atlantic Ambulance (Revere/Somerville/Saugus) 978-607-0121
Eascare Ambulance (Boston/South Shore) 617-740-9200
Fallon Ambulance Service (Boston/South Shore) 617-698-0215